MOMENTUM by Brent Angeline
A dying Earth demands exploration of the galaxy in cryogenic ships traveling at time-dilated relativistic speeds in an effort to find resources... and, ultimately, a new home planet. A timid techie's nanobots fail to mine in an asteroid belt, and the hundred-year grand-scale mining operation that follows fails as well. However, first contact with a mysterious alien species reveals the locations of resources and even new home worlds for humans, but it also reveals war with an aggressively hostile alien species coming for all life in the galaxy and beyond. Humanity's first battles in the conflict expose that the war is a losing one, but the mysterious alien allies have one final assignment to give. In a last-ditch effort, the nanobot technician and a team of humans mutated and evolved by cosmic radiation must race to find and activate a strange and incredible alien device to save the universe -- but at what cost?
Number of Pages:106
Country of Origin:United States
Cannes Screenplay Contest - 2016Cannes, France
April 3, 2017
Finalist - Sci-Fi
Genre Blast Film Festival Script Competition - 2017Winchester, Virginia
July 7, 2017
Feature Script Semifinalist
Creative World Awards Screenwriting Contest - 2017
Quarterfinalist - Action/Adventure
World Series of Screenwriting - 2017
November 16, 2017
Finalist - Science Fiction
A technical writer, pioneering inventor, software engineer, and "DevOps" web developer + systems administrator in Endwell, NY, Brent Angeline has always had passions for cinema, computer graphics, concepts / ideas, science fiction, special effects, stories, and writing. He enjoys astronomy, binge-watching series, conquering video games, cosmology, divination / fortune-telling, drawing, the internet, juggling, Photoshop, and speed-solving the Rubik's Cube.
His first writing work outside of his 2005 US Patent for "The Cloud" as we've come to know it -- "US 7890574: Internet Operating System" -- Brent Angeline's feature-length screenplay MOMENTUM further champions his far-seeing vision as a futurist -- with the script already placing in four screenwriting competitions internationally.
"Having grown up in the Greater Binghamton area of Upstate New York, hometown of Rod Serling (and the Binghamton area being the actual, physical 'Twilight Zone' of which Rod spoke), the script for MOMENTUM is my love letter to science fiction." --Brent Angeline